Chip Leighton's Book

Available November 12

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What Time is Noon

Hilarious Texts, Ridiculous Feedback, and Not-So-Subtle Advice from Teenagers

Published by Countryman Press

From the TikTok creator of “Texts From my College Freshman” comes a collection celebrating the humor of the modern teenager.

Chip Leighton started performing online as a lark, not because he “craved validation through TikTok” as his daughter claimed (with snark). When sharing the funny, weird, crazy things his kids said and texted he quickly learned he was not alone. Since launching, his channel has become the go-to support group for adults who have teenagers in their lives—wholly confirming that teens everywhere say the darndest things. Parents worldwide use Leighton’s posts to laugh, commiserate, and share their own kids’ classics, like “what time is noon” or “do I have medicare?” What a relief to learn that it’s perfectly normal for teens to roast their parents mercilessly (“Don’t wear mom jeans to my school again”) or ask wild questions (“where do I buy pasta water”).

In this debut collection, Leighton showcases these gems, adding tongue-in-cheek advice, charts and graphs, and silly quizzes. For readers who appreciate the real-life humor of books like Sh*t My Dad Says or the standup of family-friendly comedians like Jim Gaffigan or Nate Bargatze, this book is the ultimate gift for parents, kids, or anyone who likes to laugh.